Animal director Sandeep Reddy Vanga finally breaks silence on harsh criticism

Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the director of Animal, has stated that he does not think any of his famous movie characters, such as Ranvijay Singh, Kabir Singh, or Arjun Reddy, are misogynistic. “I don’t know why these 15-20 jokers do,” he said to Galatta Plus in an interview. Many have criticized Animal, starring Ranbir Kapoor, for being misogynistic and portraying extreme violence.

When questioned if he sees Ranvijay Singh as a misogynistic character, Sandeep said, “Misogyny is disrespect to women. This is the actual definition, right. So no. Even Kabir Singh, even Animal, even me as a person. I always feel my production house name is Bhadrakali Pictures and I don’t know why people think…not too many people, only these 15-20 jokers. But it’s a wrong word to use on Kabir Singh, Animal.” He also asked the interviewer if he thinks the characters are misogynistic.

The director also stated that the way a film is dissected these days “has gone too high”. “It’s too toxic,” he said.

Since its release earlier this month, Animal has grossed approximately Rs 850 crore globally. Animal, which also stars Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor and Triptii Dimri, is the third-highest-grossing Indian film of the year, after Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan and Pathaan.

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